Barrow Town Centre has been successfully shortlisted to progress to the second phase of the Future High Streets Fund and receive up to £150,000 to support the development of detailed project proposals that can be submitted for capital funding.
In March 2019 Barrow Borough Council submitted an Expression of Interest to the government for funding to boost Barrow Town Centre. The Council worked in partnership with Furness Economic Development Forum and Barrow BID to submit the EOI which was supported by local businesses, employers and Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock.
The bid aims to improve the towns shopping and leisure provision, making the town centre more attractive, encouraging residents to spend more time there and breathing new life into the area through regeneration, development and improving access and infrastructure.
The Council will now work on developing the proposals in more detail over the coming months.
Councillor Ann Thomson, leader of Barrow Borough Council, said: "Our team put in a great bid and now with the initial money we can work on a creative effective bid for the second phase. Well done team!”
Further information can be found in the Press Release blow: